Accession Number:

ADA413932

Title:

Safety Specification for the Pulsed Fast Neutron Analysis (PFNA) Cargo Inspection System at Ysleta Port of Entry Commercial Cargo Facility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

This document provides safety procedures for the Pulsed Fast Neutron Analysis PFNA Cargo Inspection System at Ysleta Port of Entry Commercial Cargo Facility located in El Paso, Texas PFNA technology will be used for determining the presence of contraband, drugs, and weapons, etc, in cargo containers and trucks This technology measures the elemental contents e.g., oxygen, nitrogen, etc. within volume segments of a scanned object These measurements are used to generate three-dimensional maps of the objects elemental composition The amounts and relative concentrations of key elements are used to identify specific substances of interest e.g. explosives, narcotics, etc. A system has been designed to use this technology for inspecting vehicles, such as trucks and tractor trailers.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE